Attack on Congress leader: As police hunt for leads, Congress suspects ‘SAD hand’

Major Singh said, “It is a complete jungle Raj in Punjab now and I suspect it is handiwork of my rivals in this area from Akali Dal.”

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:December 2, 2016 4:43 am
Mullanpur, congress leader, Akali dal, SAD, Congress leader major singh, major singh attack, police probe, india news, indian express news Congress workers protest against the attack at Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana on Thursday. (Source: Gurmeet Singh)

THE MULLANPUR police Thursday filed an FIR against unidentified persons in connection with the ‘attack’ on senior Congress leader Major Singh. Singh was allegedly attacked Wednesday late at Mullanpur of Dakha in Ludhiana by five persons. He was admitted in DMCH. Major Singh is also the president of Jaat Mahasabha Malwa zone.

He suffered a serious hand injury and he claimed that the attackers wielded a sickle and baseball bats. Major Singh said he had gone to the market to meet someone with his cousin Gurwinder Singh. He alleged that the assailants were carrying guns.

Major Singh said, “It is a complete jungle Raj in Punjab now and I suspect it is handiwork of my rivals in this area from Akali Dal.”

Major Singh had defected from SAD and joined the Congress around eight years ago. Meanwhile, Congress leaders took out a candlelight march at Mullanpur demanding justice and said the protest would continue.

MP Ludhiana Ravneet Bittu and district rural president Gurdev Lapran alleged that ‘it was a planned conspiracy by Akalis against their probable Dakha candidate Major Singh.’ “None other than Dakha MLA from SAD Manpreet Ayali is behind the attack. Police will not attack against their own MLA and his men,” they said in a press statement.

Ayali, however, rubbished the allegations as “baseless.”

“Not in iota of truth is there in these baseless allegations,” he said. DSP Dakha Jaswinder Singh Brar and SHO Mullanpur Inspector Gurpreet Singh examined the spot on Thursday.
The cops questioned local shopkeepers but have no leads yet.